Mogul Judging And Scoring

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Mogul Judging And Scoring

Each run will be judged on two components by a panel of seven judges using a split scoring system. In addition, each run will be timed, with speed making up the remainder of a competitor’s score. Altogether, the maximum number of points a competitor can receive is 30.0.

Components: Turns- 50% Air- 25% Speed- 25%

Turns Five judges independently evaluate the competitor’s turns based on the following points of criteria:

Fall Line: Skiing in the fall line is considered the shortest way from the start to the finish. To achieve the maximum points for fall line, the competitor should stay in the selected fall line out of the start gate.

Carving: All turns should be initiated by carving. Carving means efficient use of edging to control speed in and out of the turn throughout the whole run. Carving is the result of correctly-timed weight shifting.

Absorption and Extension: The skier should follow the shape of the mogul through absorption from the start until the top of the mogul. Extension starts right after the top of the mogul and follows the shape of the mogul. Pressure between skis and snow should remain the same during absorption and extension, absorbing as the skier moves up and extending as the skier moves down. Additionally, the skier should aggressively utilize the moguls to assist initiation of turns, rather than waiting for the moguls.

Upper Body: The head should remain still, facing downhill. The chest should also stay straight and natural. Hands stay in front of the body in a natural position.

Each judge may give a maximum score of 5.0. The high and low scores are discarded and the three remaining scores are added together to total a maximum of 15.0 points.

Air Two judges independently evaluate both the competitor’s airs based on form and degree of difficulty. The two jumps are scored on a 7.5-point scale. The two judges’ scores are averaged leaving the competitor with the maximum air score of 7.5 points.

Speed Speed makes up the remainder of a competitor’s score. Competitors are timed from the moment they leave the starting gate through the finish line and that time is compared to the pace time to determine points. The pace time is calculated based on an established average velocity in meters per second and the length of the course. For instances, the pace set time for the course (length: 225 meters) is 29.22 seconds for women and 23.68 seconds for men. The pace time is given a point value of 5.625, which is 75 percent of the maximum point value of 7.5. A competitor’s speed score increases or decreases from the standard value proportionately to their time. Each 2.5 percent increment of time difference (.59 seconds for men and .73 seconds for women) greater or lesser than the pace set is represented in 0.2 points.

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